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What are the pros/cons of Upstart and systemd?

It appears systemd is the hot new init system on the block, same as Upstart was a few years ago. What are the pros/cons for each? Also, how does each compare to other init systems?
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How can I restart the SSH daemon on Ubuntu?

When I type in service sshd restart I get a sshd: unrecognized service error. I do have, in /etc/ssh/ a file sshd_config that I use to set config. I can also putty into the Ubuntu box (it is remote). ...
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How to find out if a system uses SysV, Upstart or Systemd initsystem [duplicate]

Is there a simple way to find out which initsystem is being used e.g by a recent Debian wheezy or Fedora system? I'm aware that Fedora 21 uses systemd initsystem but that is because I read that and ...
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How to start a service automatically, when Ubuntu starts?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and want to have a service starting, when the system is booted normally. As 'service' I understand some code, for example cd my_directory; my_command -host 0.0.0.0 -port ...
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Ubuntu12.04: How to disable a daemon process at startup

I normally use service start/stop or initctl start/stop to start or stop a daemon process but now what I am looking for is to disable a daemon process from starting at startup example mysqld. ...
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Upstart on Debian?

I created an upstart script in Ubuntu, thinking it would be the same for Debian. But Debian doesn't have a /etc/init folder that Ubuntu has. I went to the upstart download page and seeing that they ...
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Why doesn't docker container start at boot w/ upstart script on Ubuntu 12.04?

Using instructions for Docker auto-start on Linode VPS running Ubuntu 12.04 and Docker 0.8.1, the specified container does not start on reboot. Once booted, I am able to ~$ sudo start [service-name] ...
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is upstart and supervisord used for the same thing?

I have a some jvm based processes that I need to make sure start whenever my server is rebooted, and also if it stops because of an unexpected error etc. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 in case in matters. ...
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Using upstart with stop unknown instance

I'm just getting into upstart so i wrote a very basic script just to print to log file called: vm-service.conf that I put in /etc/init: description "Virtual Images" author "Me" start on ...
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Solaris SMF vs Linux Upstart [closed]

I'm in the process of learning Upstart after first having learned SMF. Naturally I'm assuming that they fulfill the same purpose but I'm aware that this is where I'm wrong. Ideally I was hoping ...
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service to start on boot doesn't work with update-rc.d command

I have installed redis server on my Ubuntu based server, so I can start/stop/restart redis server. The redis_server.sh is already in the /etc/init.d. Now I want to make redis start on boot. I ...
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linux mint "initctl: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/upstart: Connection refused [duplicate]

Getting error message at logon "session only lasted less than 10 seconds....", which apparently can be caused by multiple issues. My error is happening during the graphical logon. I can login to the ...
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The equivalent of start-stop-daemon for RedHat 6

I have an upstart script to create a service in RedHat 6: env PLAY_BINARY=/usr/bin/play env HOME=/opt/warda env USER=root env GROUP=root [...] script exec start-stop-daemon --start --exec $...
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Is there any systemd equivalent to “initctl emit”?

In upstart, it was possible to send custom events with initctl emit custom-event. It was also possible to use these custom events on the start on and stop on stanzas. Does systemd provides something ...
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Is it possible to export env variable via Upstart?

I need to export a variable FOO=stringhere so that system processes could use it. And the place I would like to do this, is Upstart job. Unfortunately, I tried as per Upstart manual to do env FOO=...
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Upstart and bash function names containing “-”

I inherited some bash scripts where the author used "-" in the function names instead of the more normal "_" e.g.: function a-b { ... } Ugly but legal in bash. Problem is I sourced this inside an ...
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Disable atd (and other unnecessary startup processes) in Ubuntu?

I just spun up a new 12.04 server and have been having a bit of trouble getting the atd daemon to stop auto-launching. There's been a bit of changing around on the management of startup processes, ...
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When is the appropriate time to start Redshift using upstart?

I have been trying to get Redshift to start before login so that the bright welcome screen does not blind me, in particular when switching users. Running Redshift as a service does not seem fully ...
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How do I start a screen session using an upstart job with a non privileged user?

I am trying to create an Upstart job that starts a new screen session on boot, in which I would like to automatically start a java executable. Here is the .conf file I am currently trying to get to ...
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How to disable graphical shell?

I have a Linux system (Ubuntu) running in a VM, but now I want to disable the graphical shell. Where in the startup process are the graphical components launched? Is it some run-level dependent config?...
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Running a bash script as a less privileged user with upstart

This is the script, /home/jack/myscript.sh, which I want to run: export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun-1.6.0.26/ /home/jack/myapp/apache-tomcat-6.0.32/bin/./catalina.sh run The upstart file, /etc/...
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Making environment variables available for downstream processes started within an init.d script

This questions stems from @FrustratedWithFormsDesigner comment. How do I make export environment variables set within an init.d script available to downstream processes started within that same init....
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What's the status of Upstart on Debian? [closed]

I know that this question has already got asked before, but it's pretty old and things have changed (probably). Already in 2009 the news rumbled, that Debian was going to switch to Upstart. You were ...
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Upstart documentation for CentOS 6

I am currently migrating from CentOS 5.5 to 6.4. Having fun converting /etc/inittab stuff to upstart. Ran into a lot of little problems but am getting the hang of it now. The best documentation I'...
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Trigger an init script when a specific device is up and a kernel module has been loaded

On my Ubuntu 12.04 servers, I need to write an init.d script that waits until the infiniband interface (device: mlx4_0, interface: ib0) is completely up, and until the knem kernel module is loaded. ...
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Upstart - when a given event occurs, in what order are the jobs run?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.3, and am using upstart as the init daemon (pretty sure this is the default). When a given event occurs, in what order are the jobs run? Specifically, I'm referring to jobs ...
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How to start application after login on CentOS?

I am trying to start GUI application with upstart script on CentOS. I have test script located /etc/init/ folder. start on desktop-session-start stop on desktop-shutdown respawn script export ...
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Identify if server boots using upstart or sysvinit

I am a not a experienced linux user/admin, but last week I acquired a raspberry, and installed on it a Raspbmc, based on Debian distro. I am having some troubles trying to identify which scripts the ...
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Why is upstart a childprocess of systemd?

🌐 pstree -h systemd─┬─ModemManager─┬─{gdbus} │ └─{gmain} ├─NetworkManager─┬─dhclient │ ├─dnsmasq │ ├─{gdbus} │ ...
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Upstart - load bashrc variable

I'm wondering how to load bashrc variables in an upstart script and run (node.js in that case server). What is the best way to do it? I tried this: exec sudo -u someuser $NODE_PATH $FULL_PATH/$...
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linux launch script /etc/init with a specific user

I've created a script in /etc/init/mms-agent.conf : start on runlevel [2345] stop on runlevel [06] exec /usr/bin/env python /home/mms/mms-agent/agent.py >> /home/mms/agent.log 2>&1 ...
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How to associate a script at boot time to a specific run level?

I am trying to understand how run levels work. I understand the meaning of the 7 run levels and I understand that they were usually configured by /etc/inittab, which used to call /etc/init.d/rc, which ...
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How to set up OpenVPN and Transmission to start at boot on CentOS 6?

I'm trying to set up Transmission with OpenVPN on a headless server running a minimal install of CentOS 6.10, and ideally these would start when I boot the system. I'm able to get everything to run ...
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Why are there both, an Upstart script and an init.d script, for several daemons? [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS and installed several services like Samba, DHCP server, ... I receive the following warning when I run "halt now", "telinit 6" or similar: Since the script you are ...
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Is there a way to develop upstart scripts on fedora 21?

I'm working on creating upstart scripts for an internal service I'm working on. I realize systemd has triumphed over upstart, but our company already has an investment in upstart and I'm just tacking ...
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Upstart reload does not work

On a virtualised Ubuntu, I used the command $ foreman export upstart /etc/init -f Procfile -e conf/development.env -u ubuntu -a my_app -t upstart And can now start my_app using $ sudo start my_app ...
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How to test UPSTART feature of ubuntu to see my script gets restarted automatically if it gets killed?

I am running my Python script using upstart feature of Ubuntu so that if for whatever reason my Python script dies or gets killed, it can be restarted automatically. So I decided to use UPSTART ...
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Chkconfig on Linux Mint 12 giving tons of errors

I'm trying to disable some services from starting at boot time on my Linux Mint 12 laptop. So I installed chkconfig, which has worked great for me before on Fedora. However, on Linux Mint 12, it gives ...
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How to keep upstart installed-always, don't be replaced by sysvinit?

Each time I do apt-get dist-upgrade, the package sysvinit comes back and replaced upstart. Well, I have some scripts written for upstart, and I need to reinstall it every time (typing the annoying ...
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Daemon - how to tell the start daemon to execute this daemon as different username than root?

I have this startup script, when i launch i have the execution done by username: root, instead of username: sun. How can i tell the start_daemon to execute it as username : sun not root? $ ps aux | ...
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How to disable a daemon process on RHEL 6.3 like SMF does on Solaris

This problem has been bugging me for a while, we have a program running on Solaris, which managed as a service well by SMF, can be enabled/disabled very easily. Now, according to our market, we would ...
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Silencing all stdout during bootup

I am looking for a completely silent bootup of my Ubuntu Server 13.04 installation (dumped to file rather than stdout). What I want is the screen to be blacked out (eventually replaced with a logo) ...
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Running services without sudo

I want to run a nodeJS web server on a couple of machines which I don't have sudo access on. What would be a good way to do this? The two requirements are: running the service without being logged ...
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Why this error about upstart/systemd with runit?

I run sudo apt-get install git-all in Ubuntu 16.04 and see the following in the end Setting up runit (2.1.2-3ubuntu1) ... start: Unable to connect to Upstart: Failed to connect to socket /com/ubuntu/...
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How to name and where to place upstart script?

I want to start a watchdog kicker on startup but am unsure how to name and where to place my upstart script. start on startup respawn script /usr/sbin/watchdog end script Reference: http://upstart....
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Passing in parameters to Upstart

I can do mongod -f /etc/mongodb.conf How do I achieve the same effect when starting mongodb as a service? ie sudo service start mongodb By default this does not read from the config file. I am ...
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Upstart: How to run a “stop” before stopping other services?

I recently found out about the upstart "service starter" that Ubuntu is using and that is (apparently) the future to start/stop jobs in Linux. It's pretty new to me (I was used to the old SysV system ...
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How to use Upstart scripts on CentOS7?

I need to create a file /etc/init/start_swift.conf with following commands: description "mount swift drives" start on runlevel [234] stop on runlevel [0156] exec /opt/swift/bin/mount_devices But the ...
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Changing user in a script?

I am trying to change user in order to execute a specific command during startup. It fails silently and apparently the userchange isn't carried out as I can tell that the command isn't executed. What ...
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Autostart Virtual Machine VBoxHeadless at boot with Upstart - init and Graceful exit

I want to automatically start a VirtualBox Virtual Machine at boot on a Ubuntu 14 Linux Headless Server. I have tried @reboot via crontab, but the VboxHeadless command does not seem to work in ...